Harriers out in force at Donaghmore

SPERRIN Harriers had 14 athletes at the Torrent Complex 5 mile road race in Donaghmore last Saturday where over 100 athletes went to the start.

The club had plenty of podium finishers on the day and there was none more deserving that second and third placing for sisters Pauline McGurrin 33-20 and Angela O’Neill 35-00, who took the podium in the Ladies open race well done to the sisters who only joined the club a few months ago.

But the men were not to be left out with Paul McLaughlin having a great run to take 3rd position in the men’s open. But the young fellas Irwin Speirs and Trevor Dallas were not to be left out when the finished 1st and 2nd in the O/50s with Irwin in a time of 33-17 and Trevor 34-48.

Other Harriers times Sean O’Gara 31-22, Alan Shaw 32-33, John McElroy 33-30, Barry O’Neill 35-51, Jeremy Dobson 36-23, Hannha Su (L) 43-18, Deirdre Bradley (L) 45-41, Kieran O’Hagan 46-28, Maureen Mullin (L) 51-18. Well done to all that ran

Harriers Compete in Co Louth

Five Sperrin athletes Mel Hughes, Christopher McPeake, Paul McLaughlin, Fergal Mulgrew and Barry O’Neill made the trip on Sunday to club member David O’Brien’s former club Dunleer A.C. in Co Louth for the second running of the club’s 4 mile road race.

There was a top class entry among the 400 competing in the race. As the athletes headed for the line it was Mark Hoey Star of the Sea 1st in 20-04, Tomas Cotter Dunleer 20-40, Darragh Green Dunleer 20-50, Luke Forde Dunboyne 20-55, Rory Kavanagh Dunboyne 21-32 and then in 6th position with a great run was our own Christopher McPeake 21-52, with Mel Hughes next taking 2nd position in a very competitive Vet’s O/40 race in a time of 23-36. Paul McLaughlin was next in 24-28, then Fergal Mulgrew in 25-32 with Barry O’Neill in 28-28 the Harriers all had great races and had a great day out.

Club training

TRAINING continues every Tuesday/Thursday at 6-30 sharp from the grounds of Loughry College Cookstown. Also every Wednesday at 7-30 sharp at the Meadowbank Sports Arena and Monday/Tuesday/Thursday at 6-30 from the Rainey Old Boys Rugby Club, Magherafelt.